San Francisco’s businesses are reportedly using the city’s parking spaces and parks as makeshift offices with real estate prices skyrocketing; raising new concerns as workers and the region’s homeless population increasingly occupy the same spaces.
“It’s just so crazy to think the way we use our street is not reflective of that and so those parking spaces are just dirt cheap compared to all of the other real estate in San Francisco,” WePark visitor Jean Walsh told Business Insider.
— Joe Girton (@yogirton) April 29, 2019
According to industry insiders, the median price for a home in San Francisco is $1.3 million with average rent prices hovering at $3,300.
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SAN FRAN CHAOS: City Officials Respond to 6,676 Reports of ‘Human Waste’ in First Quarter of 2019
San Francisco’s escalating homeless crisis continues to impact thousands of residents across the Bay Area, with officials confirming they’ve responded to nearly 6,700 reports of “human waste” in the first quarter of 2019 alone.
“New mayor, London Breen, won election by promising to clean things up. However, conditions are the same or worse. Last year, the number of reports spiked to an all-time high at 28,084. In first quarter 2019, the pace continued with 6,676 instances of human waste in the public way,” reports Forbes.
“There were 118 city neighborhoods affected. However, 72-percent of all cases since 2008 were reported in just ten neighborhoods: 1. Tenderloin (30,863); 2. South of Market (23,599); 3. Mission (19,150); 4. Civic Center (6,232); 5. Mission Dolores (4,096); 6. Lower Nob Hill (3,654); 7. Potrero Hill (2,489); 8. Showplace Square (2,022); 9. North Beach (1,826); and 10. Financial District (1,810),” adds the author.
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SAN FRAN CHAOS: Furious Residents SLAM City’s Plan for ‘Mega’ Homeless Shelter Along Waterfront
Angry residents packed a high-stakes meeting over the weekend focused on a proposed ‘Mega’ homeless shelter along San Francisco’s famed waterfront district; saying the 200-person facility would likely bring more crime and drug use to the rapidly-changing neighborhood.
“Angry residents have packed public meetings, jeering at city officials and even shouting down Mayor London Breed over the proposal. They say they were blindsided and argue billionaire Twitter executive Jack Dorsey and other tech executives who support the idea should lobby city officials to build a shelter by their homes,” reports the Associated Press.
“The waterfront uproar is among recent examples of strife in an expensive city that is both overwhelmed by tech wealth and passionate about social justice,” adds the author.
The facility -called a Homeless ‘Navigation’ center by city officials- would be erected in an unused parking lot owned by the Port of San Francisco.
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